WHO’S TELLING WHOPPERS!

Kate Moss says she first had sex at 14. So how does that com­pare with other stars? And which of their con­fes­sions are vir­gin on the un­be­liev­able . . .

Irish Daily Mail - - Life - by Ali­son Boshof f

SEAN CONNERY — eight

THE Bond ac­tor, now 87, con­fessed to an in­ter­viewer that he was only eight years old when he had sex, although he could not re­mem­ber any­thing else about it. He told For Women mag­a­zine: ‘I can’t re­call how it hap­pened or with whom — I only know I did. I have al­ways loved women — blonde, brunette but prefer­ably for­eign. They’re more at­trac­tive than Bri­tish and Amer­i­can women.’

He added that he wasn’t suc­cess­ful with women un­til he was 20. ‘I paid 15 shillings a week to join a weightlift­ing club. I started lift­ing weights, not so much to be fit­ter but to look good for girls.’

GE­ORGE HAMIL­TON — 12

FILM star ‘Gor­geous’ Ge­orge has a rep­u­ta­tion as a la­dykiller, and has told in­ter­view­ers that his first sex­ual ex­pe­ri­ences came in 1951 when he was only 12. Shock­ingly, the woman in ques­tion was his step­mother, singer June Howard. He said: ‘June was a sexy li­on­ess, the sort of woman whose pelvis met you half an hour be­fore the rest of her.

‘One rainy day while staying with them in their New York apart­ment, I was ly­ing on a day-bed. Dad was out. June, in an ice-blue di­aphanous dress­ing gown, came over to join me. She lay down and men­tioned some­thing about “cud­dling”.

‘What fol­lowed was as nat­u­ral as the birds and bees nei­ther of my par­ents had got around to telling me about.’

JOHNNY DEPP — 13

THE Pi­rates Of The Caribbean star said he was only 13 when he lost his vir­gin­ity — on the back seat of a car. At the time he was a gui­tarist in a band called Flame, and the girl was a fan.

He, of course, also went on to date Kate Moss, who re­cently ad­mit­ted she was only a year older when she lost hers.

AN­GELINA JOLIE — 14

THE ac­tress and hu­man­i­tar­ian has said she was 14 when she lost her vir­gin­ity: ‘I had started hav­ing sex with my boyfriend, and the sex and the emo­tions didn’t feel enough. I was no longer a lit­tle girl.

‘In a mo­ment of want­ing to feel closer to my boyfriend, I grabbed a knife and cut him. He cut me back. We had an ex­change of some­thing and we were cov­ered in blood, my heart was rac­ing.’

In that same interview she claimed that she was sex­u­ally ac­tive in pri­mary school, say­ing she took her clothes off and ‘made out’ with boys.

DAVID NIVEN — 14

THE late Hollywood star claimed in his cel­e­brated me­moir The Moon’s A Bal­loon that he lost his vir­gin­ity aged 14 to Nessie, a 17-year-old Soho pros­ti­tute with lovely legs and blue eyes, while Yes We Have No Ba­nanas played on the gramo­phone.

As he told it, she did not charge him for sex be­cause she felt sorry for him, and even vis­ited him at Stowe pub­lic school, where they had sex again on a tar­tan pic­nic rug in the school grounds and she was in­tro­duced to the head­mas­ter, who de­clared her charm­ing.

Some con­tem­po­raries sug­gested that she never ex­isted and that his story was con­cocted from mem­o­ries of sev­eral pros­ti­tutes he had en­coun­tered as a teenager.

CH­ERYL COLE — 15

THE X Fac­tor judge says she has never had a one-night-stand, and that she was 15 when she lost her vir­gin­ity to a long-term boyfriend from New­cas­tle.

She said: ‘I made my boyfriend wait three months, so I am re­ally proud of my­self for that. The thought of be­ing in­ti­mate with some­one you don’t know re­ally freaks me out. I think men should earn that in­ti­macy.’

PRUE LEITH — 15

GREAT Bri­tish Bake Off judge Prue, 77, had a wild youth which in­volved an orgy, drugs and an abor­tion. She lost her vir­gin­ity aged 15 and said in her au­to­bi­og­ra­phy that her par­ents caught her kiss­ing a mar­ried fa­ther of two as a teenager. When liv­ing in Paris she had an il­le­gal back­street abor­tion.

She went on to have a 13-year af­fair with Rayne Kruger, hus­band of her mother’s best friend, who she even­tu­ally mar­ried.

FRAN­CIS ROSSI — 15

STA­TUS Quo rocker Rossi was 15 when he first made love, in the coun­try­side with his girl­friend, Susan Small.

He said: ‘We were in a field in Shore­ham, Sus­sex. It was a hot, sweaty day and my knees were shak­ing. Af­ter­wards I felt mar­vel­lous be­cause it was the first time I had felt at one with some­one.’

He added: ‘Nowa­days, though, I think 15 is too young. If the age of con­sent was 18 or 20, it might take pres­sure off young peo­ple, and you’d still have 40 or 50 years of love­mak­ing left.’

LIZ TAY­LOR — 15

NA­TIONAL Vel­vet made Liz Tay­lor a star aged 12, but by the time she was 14 she was in­volved with her co-star in that film, Mickey Rooney — with his wife ap­par­ently catch­ing her per­form­ing a sex act on him.

When she was 15, she re­put­edly lost her vir­gin­ity to ac­tor Peter Law­ford, on whom she had a crush, in the back of a limou­sine.

Flings with Ron­ald Rea­gan, Er­rol Flynn and John F. Kennedy fol­lowed. In an interview years later, she said: ‘I wanted to be a woman ... I flaunted an hour­glass fig­ure at a stage when most young girls were still de­vel­op­ing.’

At night, she would lie awake prac­tis­ing French kiss­ing on her satin pil­lows.

DUSTIN HOFF­MAN — 15

THE Grad­u­ate star claimed he slept with a much older woman at a New Year’s Eve party be­cause he had con­vinced her he was ac­tu­ally his older brother, Ronny. She called a halt to the en­counter when she re­alised her mis­take.

MICHAEL DOU­GLAS — 16

WALL Street star Dou­glas told Elle mag­a­zine that he lost his vir­gin­ity to two of his mother’s friends si­mul­ta­ne­ously at 16.

He said: ‘I re­mem­ber one woman who’d been pur­su­ing me, and I’d gone back home and was in bed with an­other lady. At an un­be­liev­ably in­op­por­tune mo­ment, [the first woman] popped out of the closet. Let’s just say that took care of the rest of the night.’

He went on: ‘I was 16, they were 30, friends of my mother’s.’

PAULA HAMIL­TON — 16

THE model who is fa­mous for those VW Golf ad­verts knew Si­mon Cow­ell from when they were at school to­gether (he was a year above her).

Later, Hamil­ton and Cow­ell be­came lovers. She said: ‘I couldn’t read or write un­til I was 11. So I was called stupid and bul­lied by teach­ers. Si­mon was re­ally im­por­tant to me be­cause he stopped them pick­ing on me.’

She added: ‘He was funny and re­bel­lious like me.’ Hamil­ton be­came one of the mod­el­ling stars of the Eight­ies while Cow­ell made his way in the mu­sic in­dus­try and then reality TV.

SI­MON COW­ELL — 17

TOM BOWER’S bi­og­ra­phy of The X Fac­tor boss, Sweet Re­venge, says Paula Hamil­ton was one of a num­ber of girls who used to hang out with Cow­ell after school.

How­ever the book, with which he co-op­er­ated, says he lost his vir­gin­ity at 17 to Deb­bie Spears, his first se­ri­ous girl­friend, whom he fell in love with. The af­fair ended after 18 months when he caught her kiss­ing a tu­tor at a party.

NEIL MOR­RIS­SEY — 17

THE Men Be­hav­ing Badly star, 55, lost his vir­gin­ity to his six­th­form col­lege girl­friend.

He said: ‘I was 17, with Janet Evans. We were at sixth-form col­lege and we took the day off and went to her house when her par­ents were out. It was aw­ful. I didn’t have a clue what I was do­ing.’ She was also his first kiss — aged 13. He said: ‘I think a bot­tle of cider had a lot to do with it.’

LIZ HUR­LEY — 18

DUR­ING her re­bel­lious teens, Army ma­jor’s daugh­ter Hur­ley dated a fel­low punk known as Sep­tic — real name An­thony All­cock. But her heart be­longed to Thomas Ark­lie, a 23-year-old just back from

naval ser­vice in the Falk­lands.

Ark­lie later re­called mak­ing love on a train to Lon­don and get­ting so car­ried away they failed to no­tice the train had pulled into a sta­tion.

CAROL DRINKWATER — 19

THE ac­tress and writer, fa­mous for play­ing He­len Her­riot in the TV adap­ta­tion of All Crea­tures Great And Small, had a ‘hor­ri­ble’ ex­pe­ri­ence in her late teens.

She said: ‘It was ghastly be­yond words. It was very trau­matic and all came as a bit of a shock. I re­ally didn’t know what to ex­pect. I was 19, which was quite late, and I was work­ing back­stage at the Na­tional The­atre un­til I went to drama school. I was ex­tremely plump and word must have got round that I was still a vir­gin.

‘It was a one-night stand and hap­pened at a New Year’s Eve party. It put me off sex for about two years.’

CE­LINE DION — 20

THE Cana­dian singer’s first boyfriend was her man­ager, Rene An­gelil — who had cham­pi­oned her tal­ent from the age of 12. They first met after he was sent a tape of her singing, and he started to man­age her ca­reer, tak­ing her and her mother on tour. An­gelil mort­gaged his house to fi­nance her first al­bum in 1981.

They be­gan a romance when she was 18 — and he was 44. She re­called him say­ing to her: ‘If you re­ally want to, I’ll be the first.’ And she an­swered: ‘You’ll be the first. And the only.’

They were mar­ried in 1994 and had three chil­dren.

CHRIS MARTIN — 22

THE Cold­play singer, whose par­ents are com­mit­ted Chris­tians, did not lose his vir­gin­ity un­til he had grad­u­ated from Univer­sity Col­lege, Lon­don, and had formed the band.

He said: ‘There were re­li­gious is­sues ... also con­fi­dence. I had a tricky time with girls.’

He had just one se­ri­ous girl­friend, who he has never named, but was Green Eyes on the 2002 al­bum A Rush of Blood To The Head.

Within two years he met his future wife, Os­car-win­ning Hollywood ac­tress Gwyneth Pal­trow.

BROOKE SHIELDS — 22

AGED 12, she played a child pros­ti­tute in Louis Malle’s film Pretty Baby, and at 15 she starred in The Blue La­goon about teenage lovers on a desert is­land. By the age of 16 she was also a fa­mous fashion model, yet in her pri­vate life she was ac­tu­ally rather more dis­creet.

Only once she had left showbusiness to at­tend Ivy League Prince­ton Univer­sity did she lose her vir­gin­ity, to stu­dent Dean Cain, later fa­mous in The New Ad­ven­tures Of Su­per­man TV se­ries.

Cain said: ‘It was a big thing in her life. Amer­ica’s vir­gin, it’s a big deal and she felt the weight of the world . . . That was one of the things that was very tough for her.’

SHEILA HAN­COCK — 21

THE vet­eran ac­tress lost her vir­gin­ity at 21 to hus­band Alec Ross on their wedding night in 1954. She re­mem­bered that he hadn’t wanted to leave the wedding party, and also had failed to ar­range a hon­ey­moon.

‘I lost my vir­gin­ity in a gloomy room over­look­ing the dust­bins in the back of the Strand Palace Ho­tel,’ she said. They re­mained mar­ried un­til his death in 1971.

In 1973, she mar­ried John Thaw, future star of In­spec­tor Morse.

JIMMY CARR — 26

THE co­me­dian, 44, told Kirsty Young on Desert Is­land Discs that he was a late bloomer.

He said: ‘Yeah, late to sex, very late to sex. I quite like talk­ing about that, though, be­cause I re­ally re­mem­ber be­ing a teenager and think­ing: “I’m not nor­mal, I’m weird.”’

Asked why he was rel­a­tively old, he said: ‘Maybe re­li­gion play­ing into it and not meet­ing the right per­son. I think I was a lit­tle bit re­pressed, I’m a late de­vel­oper and I’m OK with that.’

KATIE HOLMES — 26

DAW­SON’S Creek and Bat­man Be­gins ac­tress Holmes talked about hav­ing taken the pledge to re­main a vir­gin un­til she was mar­ried. She met Tom Cruise in 2004, when she was 26, and was swept up in a whirl­wind romance. The cou­ple got en­gaged in Paris in June 2004 and daugh­ter Suri was born in April 2006. Holmes and Cruise were mar­ried later that year and she filed for divorce in 2012.

ANN WIDDECOMBE — vir­gin

FOR­MER Bri­tish Con­ser­va­tive min­is­ter Widdecombe dated fel­low stu­dent Colin Maltby while at Ox­ford, but they never mar­ried and she re­mains a vir­gin at 70.

The run­ner-up in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother told viewers of the TV reality show that he was the love of her life, and she re­gret­ted the end of the romance.

Widdecombe has not mar­ried or had chil­dren.

On Strictly Come Danc­ing in 2010, she re­fused to ex­e­cute any sexy moves, later telling an in­ter­viewer: ‘I said right at the start, I am not do­ing any­thing I con­sider im­mod­est.

‘I was wor­ried about the sug­ges­tive na­ture of some of the dances but I made it very clear to the BBC that I would not be do­ing that.

‘My view is: “What I wouldn’t show the Pope, I won’t show the au­di­ence.” ’

AN­GELINA JOLIE: 14 SI­MON COW­ELL: 17 LIZ TAY­LOR: 15

SEAN CONNERY: 8

LIZ HUR­LEY: 18

Pic­tures: GETTY; SPLASH NEWS; ALL­STAR/CINETEXT; REX/SHUTTERSTOCK; DE­BRA BARKER/REX

GE­ORGE HAMIL­TON: 12

DAVID NIVEN: 14

PRUE LEITH: 15

MICHAEL DOU­GLAS: 16

JOHNNY DEPP: 13

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